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The National Garden Takes Root

10th Anniversary

 

—National Garden —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 22, 2017
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Inscription.  In 1986 President Ronald Reagan signed legislation creating the rose as the national floral emblem for the United States. Plans then got underway to find a site to showcase roses in the nation's capital.

The U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) was selected, and the National Garden was dedicated in 1995 to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the legislation creating the USBG. But it would take more than 10 years for it to be created.

The National Garden opened on October 1, 2006, and its stewardship was turned over to the USBG. The garden educates visitors about the diversity of American plants and their importance to the environment; helps connect people to nature; and demonstrates the relationships between plants, water, and humans.

The National Garden was made possible by a successful collaboration between the U.S. Congress, the Joint Committee on the Library, the National Fund for the U.S. Botanic Garden, the U.S. Botanic Garden, and the Architect of the Capitol.

The National Fund for the United States Botanic Garden was established as a 501(c)3 in 1991 to fund and build the National Garden using non-federal
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 22, 2017
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funds. The Fund now supports the educational activities of the USBG. To learn more about the National Fund for the U.S. Botanic Garden, visit www.nfusbg.org

Find more details on the history of the National Garden at www.USBG.gov/NationalGarden10
 
Location. 38° 53.301′ N, 77° 0.825′ W. Marker is in Capitol Hill, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Maryland Avenue Southwest east of 3rd Street Southwest, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 Maryland Avenue Southwest, Washington DC 20024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pollinator Partnership (a few steps from this marker); The Rose Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Power from the Wind (within shouting distance of this marker); Ulysses S. Grant Memorial (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Green Roof Plants (within shouting distance of this marker); Green Roof Engineering (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Power from the Wind (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pitcherplants (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capitol Hill.
 
Also see . . .
1. The National Fund for the U.S. Botanic Garden. (Submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
2. 10th Anniversary of the National Garden. (Submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
 
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